Striped rocket frog Facts

Striped rocket frog Facts
Striped rocket frog is a type of small amphibian that belongs to the family of arboreal frogs called Hylidae. It can be found in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Striped rocket frog inhabits swamps, flooded woodlands, grasslands, ponds and tropical forests. This frog is popular as pet in some countries. Striped rocket frog is widely distributed and abundant in the wild. It is listed as least concern, which means that population of striped rocket frogs is large and stable, without any major threats that could decrease their number in the near future.
Interesting Striped rocket frog Facts:
Striped rocket frog can reach 1.9 to 2.1 inches in length and 0.17 to 0.28 ounces of weight.
Striped rocket frog has dark brown or grey colored skin covered with black markings on the backs and legs. Stomach is white and has granular texture. Thighs are yellow on the back side and covered with brown lines.
Striped rocket frog has two longitudinal folds of skin on its back. These folds are dark colored and they create striped appearance, hence the name - striped frog.
Striped rocket frog has long, pointed snout, streamlined body and elongated legs with partially webbed feet that facilitate movement in the water.
Long legs (2 times longer than the rest of the body) and well developed leg muscles (one third of body mass) enable rocket frog to travel distance of 55 body lengths in a single leap.
Striped rocket frog belongs to the group of arboreal frogs (frogs that are adapted to the life in the treetops), but it has relatively small pads on the feet which prevent this frog to climb the trees. Striped rocket frog spends most of its life on the ground.
Striped rocket frog is nocturnal animal (active during the night).
Striped rocket frog has long, sticky tongue which is designed for catching insects - their favorite food.
Striped rocket frog is a carnivore (meat-eater). Its diet is based on insects, insect larvae, spiders, moths and worms.
Natural enemies of striped rocket frogs are birds, bats and foxes. Large frogs and fish eat tadpoles and eggs of striped rocket frogs.
Striped rocket frogs communicate via "wick, wick, wick" calls, that are followed with "but, but, but" calls.
Striped rocket frogs are solitary creatures except during the mating season which takes place during the rainy period of the year, from December to March.
Throats of male striped rocket frogs are yellow-colored during the breeding season.
Striped rocket frogs breed in static waters. Female lays 50 to 100 eggs in the sticky mass called frogspawn. Eggs float on the surface of water until tadpoles hatch. Tadpoles undergo process of metamorphosis in the water and transform into adult frogs after one month.
Striped rocket frog can survive from 10 to 15 years in the wild.

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